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  • Is Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy getting ready to resign?

    04/20/2017 11:11:56 AM PDT · by kevcol · 49 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | April 20, 2017 | Debbie Lord
    Kennedy, 80, has talked with former law clerks and others about retirement, according to a story by CNN. The New York Times has reported that the Trump administration is already looking at its next nominee should Kennedy decide to leave the Court. . . . Kennedy has been considered the “swing” vote among the nine justices for many years. With four strong conservatives – Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, John Roberts and the late Antonin Scalia – and four equally strident liberals – Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg – it often fell to the moderate Kennedy to...
  • Democrats Face Uphill Fight if Trump Gets Second U.S. High Court Pick

    04/11/2017 5:39:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | April 11, 2017 | Lawrence Hurley, Reuters
    If Democrats thought it was hard to stop President Donald Trump's first U.S. Supreme Court nominee, it promises to be even tougher for them if he gets to fill another vacancy, potentially to replace the most influential justice, Anthony Kennedy. Kennedy, a conservative who sometimes sides with the court's liberals in key cases such as on gay rights and abortion, is one of three justices 78 or older. Justice Stephen Breyer is 78 and fellow liberal Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 84. Former Kennedy Supreme Court clerks said the justice, who turns 81 in July, may be pondering retirement either this...
  • Trump's Next SCOTUS Picks? (VANITY)

    04/07/2017 1:06:39 PM PDT · by pogo101 · 33 replies
    Moi ^ | April 7, 2017 | Self
    Rank your recommended "List of 21" nominees for any future Trump SCOTUS nominations! (Obviously we are recommending "in the abstract," i.e., without knowing what the current political weather will be when a vacancy arises. If another "Access: Hollywood" recording comes out, Trump will be hard-pressed to pick a woman, etc.) My considerations, in order of importance, are: 1. Clearly constitutionalist. If we blow it on this point, the rest doesn't matter. Never forget that Brennan, Warren, Blackmun and Souter were all REPUBLICAN nominees. 2. Sufficiently non-controversial, so that we don't lose squish GOP Senators like Collins and Murkowski. (This will...
  • After Gorsuch: Next SC Justice to Likely Step Down Is a Swing Vote & Has Close Ties to Trump Family

    04/07/2017 1:05:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | April 6, 2017 | Josh Billinson
    While all eyes are set on the looming confirmation vote for Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch, a look ahead shows that the Senate may be considering another potential Supreme Court justice sooner than expected. According to a report from Politico, the Trump team is already preparing for the next possible vacancy – and the seat they have their eyes on belongs to a justice with a series of connections to the Trump family....
  • Trump’s hidden back channel to Justice Kennedy: Their kids

    04/06/2017 12:36:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Politico ^ | April 6, 2017 | Shane Goldmacher
    After Donald Trump wrapped up his first speech to Congress and worked his way through the crowd, he lingered on his handshake with Anthony Kennedy, the 80-year-old Supreme Court justice. The boom mics picked up their seemingly private conversation. “Say hello to your boy,” Trump said, “Special guy.” “Your kids have been very nice to him,” Kennedy replied. “Well,” Trump said, “they love him, and they love him in New York.” While the White House is focused this week on shepherding Trump’s first Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, through the Senate confirmation process, the president and his team are obsessed...
  • What punishment did Ted Kennedy face for asking Russia to intervene in US elections?

    03/04/2017 10:58:47 AM PST · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-04-17 | DrJohn
    Let's establish a couple of things first. There is no proof that Jeff Sessions lied under oath. He was asked a particularly contorted question designed to ensnare him no matter what he answered. A simple straight forward question would have gotten a straight forward answer. Franken: "CNN just published a story alleging that the intelligence community provided documents to the president-elect last week that included information that quote, ‘Russian operatives claimed to have compromising personal and financial information about Mr. Trump.’ These documents also allegedly say quote, ‘There was a continuing exchange of information during the campaign between Trump's surrogates...
  • JFK & Marilyn’s Unborn Baby: Secret Abortion (Kennedy ordered termination during 1960 convention)

    03/03/2017 1:47:21 PM PST · by drewh · 66 replies
    Natl ^ | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 @ 10:13AM | staff report
    John F. Kennedy got movie siren Marilyn Monroe pregnant – in the middle of the 1960 presidential campaign – and forced the blond bombshell to abort their love child! That is the explosive story hidden for nearly 60 years — until The National ENQUIRER obtained this shocking photographic proof of the tragic secret JFK and Marilyn hid from the world. In The ENQUIRER’s never-before-seen photos, Marilyn’s growing baby bump is obvious. These pictures were snapped on July 8, 1960, while the buxom beauty was in New York City for hair and makeup tests for her upcoming movie “The Misfits.” “You...
  • Progressives threaten revolt after DNC vote

    02/26/2017 1:26:11 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 70 replies
    CNN ^ | Feburary 25, 2017 | By Gregory Krieg
    ATLANTA (CNN)--Progressive activists lashed out at the Democratic Party on Saturday after their choice to lead its national committee, Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, was defeated by former Obama administration Labor Secretary Tom Perez in a tight and unexpectedly contentious contest. After the results were announced, angry Ellison loyalists rose from their seats in the back of the ballroom at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel and tried to shout down outgoing interim chair Donna Brazile, chanting, "Party for the people, not big money!" "This shows that the Democratic Party didn't learn their lesson," said Alexa Vaca, an Ellison backer and supporter...
  • Secretary of State Tillerson Fires Most of the Shadow Government

    02/18/2017 6:37:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Black Sphere ^ | February 17, 2017 | Kelly Beasley
    The State Department Swamp was partially drained today. Secretary of State Tillerson fired Clinton’s rogue, self-described Shadow Government. trump-welcomes-tillersonMaking good on a Trump campaign promise, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson drained the Clinton swamp snakes, aka Obama administration holdovers. Thus the personnel responsible for the corrupt handling of Clinton’s emails and the Benghazi cover-up have left the building. Lurking in the Shadows In the Clinton State Department, a rogue shadow government existed in secret from the 7th floor. These policy makers publicly boasted about their secretive operations. And you can bet that some of them have been responsible for much...
  • Democratic party supporters bracing for a Chelsea Clinton versus Caroline Kennedy showdown

    02/10/2017 7:57:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 64 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | February 9, 2017 | Staff
    The 2020 election could put the two biggest names in the Democratic Party on a collision course. Democratic bigwigs are already rumbling about a Kennedy vs. Clinton showdown, should Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand set her sights on the White House in 2020. Both contenders would be former First Daughters: Chelsea Clinton and Caroline Kennedy.
  • Could Liberals Scholars Use Their Influence to Get Obama Ranked as a Great President?

    01/27/2017 8:24:43 AM PST · by pinochet · 31 replies
    Will Obama Be ranked as one of the great presidents by academic historians? If 90 percent of academic historians are ultra left-wing liberals, and their rankings of presidents have the most influence on academia, then, why not? John F Kennedy was a mediocre president, who was a foreign policy failure. His many failures in foreign policy include - the failed Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba, removing US missiles from Turkey during the Cuban Missile Crisis which weakened America's position, etc. Despite the fact that Kennedy was a failed President, liberal academics have used their influence to get him ranked...
  • REPORT: Caroline Kennedy Preparing to DEFEAT Donald Trump in Historic Move

    01/27/2017 1:24:30 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 224 replies
    Caroline Kennedy lost her Ambassador post in Japan when Trump took office. He sent her packing and hasn’t even bothered to name a replacement. But according to the New York Post, she’s not done with public service. Kennedy is planning to run for the U.S. senate in 2018. First, she’s going to be penning a memoir, but then she’ll be getting down to work. She plans to follow in the footsteps of her uncle Robert Kennedy, and run for a New York senate seat. She plans to target the seat of Democratic Senator Kristen Gillibrand. Or she could run for...
  • 'My father was killed for supporting Israel'

    01/17/2017 2:40:06 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/1/17 | David Rosenberg
    Video On June 5th, 1968, New York Senator Robert Francis Kennedy was shot and killed by Sirhan Sirhan, an Arab terrorist angered by Kennedy’s support for an arms deal to Israel. The assassination, which took place in the midst of the tumultuous 1968 Democratic primary season, came just two months after the murder of Martin Luther King Jr. and less than five years after the killing of Kennedy’s older brother, President John F. Kennedy. Often lost in the larger story of RFK’s assassination, however, is his pro-Israel legacy and the centrality of his pro-Israel views in Sirhan’s motive. On...
  • Donald Trump to meet with vaccine skeptic Robert Kennedy Jr.

    01/10/2017 10:49:53 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 43 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 10, 2017
    President-elect Donald Trump will meet with Robert Kennedy Jr., a prominent vaccine skeptic, on Tuesday. According to incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer, the two will discuss “the issues pertaining to vaccines and immunizations.” Kennedy, the eldest son of liberal icon Sen. Robert Kennedy, was best known as an environmental advocate before increasingly devoting his time to the supposed dangers of vaccines. Mr. Trump has repeatedly shared his belief that there is a link between vaccines and autism. “I am totally in favor of vaccines,” Mr. Trump said in a 2015 GOP primary debate. “But I want smaller doses...
  • Senator Warns Trump [semi-satire]

    01/08/2017 9:29:47 PM PST · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Jan 2017 | John Semmens
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) warned President-Elect Donald Trump that "he's entering dangerous waters when he criticizes our intelligence community. Has he forgotten that the CIA has toppled dozens of governments around the world? Has he forgotten what they did to President Kennedy after he vowed to break up the Agency following the Bay of Pigs fiasco?" "I have my differences with Donald, but I wouldn't want to see him get his head blown off," Schumer said. "He needs to accept that there are limits to what he can do when he deals with these trained assassins." if you...
  • Ted Kennedy Secretly Asked Soviets To Intervene In 1984 Elections

    01/04/2017 2:50:23 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 10, 2015 | By Sean Davis
    Earlier this week, 47 Republican senators published an open letter informing the leaders of Iran that any nuclear deal with the United States that failed to be approved by the Senate would likely expire in 2017, once President Barack Obama’s term ended. The letter enraged progressives, who immediately began accusing the senators of treason for having the audacity to publish basic constitutional facts about how treaties work. If these progressives want to know what actual treason looks like, they should consult liberal lion Ted Kennedy, who not only allegedly sent secret messages to the Soviets in the midst of the...
  • Lessons in civility from RFK, Jr.

    12/31/2016 6:20:32 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 31, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Is there a more repulsive example of progressive arrogance and privilege than Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.? He flies around in private jets and lectures the rest of us to shiver in the dark (ok, I paraphrase) in order to prevent the planet from Thermageddon.
  • Michael Skakel murder case: Connecticut court reinstates conviction

    12/30/2016 8:03:41 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | December 30, 2016 | By Steve Almasy and Ellie Kaufman
    (CNN)Michael Skakel could be headed back to prison after the Connecticut Supreme Court on Friday reinstated his conviction in the 1975 murder of a 15-year-old neighbor. Skakel, the 56-year-old nephew of Robert and Ethel Kennedy, had spent more than a decade in prison for the killing of Martha Moxley until a judge in 2013 decided he did not receive adequate representation in his trial and ordered a new one. On Friday, after Skakel had been free for three years, the state's high court overruled the decision. "Because we conclude that the petitioner's trial counsel rendered constitutionally adequate representation, we reverse...
  • Kennedy family member arrested after fight

    12/30/2016 5:57:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    KWWL-TV ^ | December 30, 2016 | NBC News
    One member of the Kennedy family was arrested after being involved in a bar fight. Police in Aspen, Colorado say 22-year-old John Conor Kennedy, Son of Robert F. Kennedy Junior, was charged with disorderly conduct. Kennedy and another man were found fighting outside a nightclub...
  • Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel’s murder conviction reinstated

    12/30/2016 2:09:20 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 27 replies ^ | 12/30/2016 | n/a
    HARTFORD, Conn. — A divided Connecticut Supreme Court Friday reinstated the murder conviction of Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel, rejecting a Superior Court judge’s finding that Skakel’s trial was tainted by ineffective lawyering and setting the stage for Skakel’s return to prison after three years of freedom. “Because we conclude that the petitioner’s trial counsel rendered constitutionally adequate representation, we reverse the judgment” of the lower court, a 4-3 majority of the Supreme Court wrote in a decision released Friday afternoon. Skakel was convicted in 2002 in the bludgeoning death 27 years earlier of Greenwich neighbor Martha Moxley, when she and...